We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Sunday, May 30, 2010

What exactly would constitute connectivist dynamics?

by Michel Bauwens from P2P Foundation. 

People from this website come from experience with computer networking, and as such, they present a rather unique perspective on human connectedness and what the possibilities are for designing better models of connectedness. At least, that is my take on their perpective. If this turns you on, be sure to also read, "About Peer To Peer Foundation".